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Writers Tears is a light, sweet Irish whiskey made using a mix of single pot still and single malt whiskies, resulting in oodles of honey'd, fruity notes. Wonderfully easy to drink, it would make for a great introduction to Irish whiskey for folks new to the spirit. No writers were harmed in the making of this whiskey.
Nose: Soft and sweet with thick honey spread on granary toast. Hints of citrus peels.
Palate: Honey develops on the palate. Mellow notes of vanilla and golden malt. Green apple skin, caramel and a hint of oak.
Finish: Warming, sweet and long.
Overall: Very yummy Irish whiskey indeed.
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I bought it the first time for the name. I buy it now for the taste. It should be shared, but it is difficult not to horde. And while I used to ask for world peace at Christmas time, I now tell friends and family "If you can't give me world peace, then give me Writers Tears."
25th January 2017
Canuck with Irish in the DNA is very happy with this whiskey in the igloo!I hope it lasts!Will need to snowshoe for more!
1st January 2017
Got this as a pressie for xmas. First time I've tasted this particular brand but it won't be the last.
30th December 2016
Stepping off a plane at 7;00am and walking through the airport I was approached by a lady offering samples of this lovely whiskey. I ended up buying a bottle and added it to my whiskey experience through Ireland. Good stuff indeed.
17th December 2016
Bought a bottle from M&S when on offer a while back - My first try of a single pot 'style' and was very impressed. Lots of honey, but the thick, good quality kind. Slight touch of fruit and spice, malty and a surprisingly long finish. A sweet whiskey but not sickly or syrupy; good mouth-feel too. Not often I finish a bottle of whisky in under a month as I have a few on the go but this was hard to put down.
3rd December 2016
Not to everyone's taste, but I love it. Really, really different. And awesome value.
27th November 2016
Best irishy whiskey
12th November 2016
I was gonna give it a lower rating, but is not my deal so i'll cut it some slack and make a more general rating. Still, I don't think of this as a great, wonderful whisky. It's interesting, and it's cheap. Some apple notes, white chocolate, like, unsweetened cocoa butter, some doughy notes, lots of vanilla. It almost reminds me of apfelstrudel, but without the cinnamon. So like I'm saying, interesting, not my style, but having this in a collection next to whisky's like granheath 42yo xop, caol ila 25yo, even the cheap aberlour a'bunadh batch 55 and so many others just, to me, leave this WT's far behind. Again, this is my opinion, and I do not mean this isn't worth a try, nor do I mean to say this isn't a good whisky on itself.
9th November 2016
5th November 2016
I am a Midleton Rare fan and found this to be a cheaper replacement for my Pot Still cravings. Sweet and light. Enjoy.
9th October 2016
If whiskey don't kill me I'll live till I die
21st September 2016
Wow it's good, no great, no maybe just wonderful. In themouth it is a blessing and the lingering touch heaven
1st September 2016
Great value for the dollar Irish Whiskey! Very smooth.
12th August 2016
Our waitress explained that my typical Manhattan whiskey was not available, but they served Writer's Tears & the patrons love it. I tried it & it made a superb Manhattan.
12th June 2016
One of the smoothest whiskies I have ever enjoyed. Simple, uncomplicated, delicate and still very rewarding. An outstanding value and my whisky of choice for an everyday dram.
22nd April 2016
Received a sample of this and I'm searching frantically for a bottle. To date the best I've had. I know that better is out there but for now I'm happy with this.
17th March 2016
A mild and mellow sip that isn't too overpowering but still delivers with nice notes of caramel and a hint of unrobe mango.
14th March 2016
Delicious warming smooth whiskey reminds me of a more expensive green spot or redbreast. Can't wait to try another one and a great price
12th March 2016
Sweet and honeyed as other reviewers say, and nothing disagreeable. Burn mellows out with a few drops of water. But a bit thin. Wanted more depth, spice, earth, something with character and eccentricity. Particularly with such a great name.
1st March 2016
I had never heard of the Writer's Tears brand but I had some time at Shannon Aiport so I thought I'd taste a few as there was a samplingof 8 or so. I was first drawn in by it's beautuful golden colour but completely swept away and kept in by the taste. I wasn't expecting great things honestly as it was in such a lower price range compared to what it was being tasted with and I hadn't heard of it but I was very pleasently surprised. Now I only wish I brought back two bottles!
22nd January 2016
One of the best at the price level under 50€
9th January 2016
My actual rating 4.5 / 5.0Bought this based on blog post extolling the virtues of this dram. I have to say, it is heavenly. Incredibly smooth with moderate amounts of warmth and incredibly smooth. The only con for this bottle is the shipping costs to the US. Otherwise, one of the best bottles - bar none - that I have tasted.Would be happy to drink this all day. Highly recommended.
29th December 2015
This isn't unpleasant but like so many spirits for sale today it clearly has not benefitted from refill casks. There is altogether too much whisky for sale that tastes of nothing much and smells of nothing much. This is one of them.
26th December 2015
I drink a lot of Scottish Whisky after trying Writers Tears it has gone to the top of the list for me.
22nd December 2015
I am a Bushmills drinker but I tried this cause a friend bought me a bottle for my birthday. I think I will be buying more claiming writers block. Perhaps I will turn into a Brendan Behan.
5th December 2015
Had 25E in my pocket as I was leaving Ireland after a 2 week golf trip. Bought a bottle at the Dublin Airport. What a surprise. Being a confirmed scotch drinker, Writers Tears is my new drink of choice. To bad it's not available in the U.S, but I'm only 30 minutes from Canada, so I' m making regular trips to pick a case for myself and friends. We love it.. Wish it was available here. Not going to spend $700 Macallam anymore.
28th October 2015
I received a bottle from a friend who visited your beautiful country. I enjoy Michter's rye when I can find it, but I am a bourbon drinker. I am no longer a bourbon drinker... This is the BEST brown liquor that exists. There is no hyperbole here. Smooth as silk, balanced, sweet lingering finish. A whisper of oak. And the cleanest finish of any I've tasted. Worth every nickel. Well Done!!
28th May 2015
As an unfamous, not infamous, author since 2005, I find Authors Tears and aligning blend to my sweet charm, my own authors tears still smoothly sailing along on whiskey bay. Like the name of one of my books, Exploring the Iceberg, tasting Authors Teas is exploring the iceberg with its multi levels of enjoyment. Humpty Dumpty: After the Fall would rather enjoy it on his palate of yolk, or perhaps choice ...
26th March 2015
This deserves a perfect 10! As someone who is new to the whiskey/whisky scene, this is super-smooth, light, perfumed, and now a cherished drink. It tastes far, far more expensive. :)
3rd March 2015
£28 at the minute at M&S and worth every penny! An amazing creamy potstill blend loads of toffee coconut on the nose with some spice in the taste highly recommended
1st March 2015
It may not be the most complex of blends but its as drinkable as it gets,my new everyday dram
8th January 2015
Excellent Irish whisky. Becoming my favorite. Pot still has such a beautiful profile it never disappoints. Become my daily dram. For the price an excellent buy
2nd December 2014